Agriculture | Farming | Livestock

New Mexico green chile heading to space

210 Views   BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — New Mexico’s chile is officially getting launched into space. KOAT told in the past that the project was in the works, but SpaceX confirmed that the chile will be shot up to space on Thursday as part of a supply mission from the Kennedy Space

LISTEN: El Paso Matters

187 Views   El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore has an update on the ongoing effort to vaccinate farm workers, coverage on the upcoming El Paso ISD School Board election and news of help for an often overlooked group of people struggling with food insecurity.

Farmer worries about the future of green chile in New Mexico

60 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Agriculture has been hit hard this year by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Glen Duggins, a chile farmer in Lemitar, says workers are hard to find right now and crops are hard to sell. Right now he has only half the crew he had last year.

4-H livestock show going virtual during coronavirus pandemic

77 Views   RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – State and county fairs across the nation have been canceled this year because of the coronavirus. However, one New Mexico county wanted to make sure students who’ve spent months raising livestock still get the opportunity to show off their work.

US lawmakers from agricultural states push for $1B in aid

114 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Congresswoman Xochitl Torres-Small is among a group of lawmakers from rural areas pushing legislation that calls for funneling as much as $1 billion in aid to states based on their contributions to regional and national food systems. The Democrat says the southern half of